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    Towards, against and bias!! Confusion!

    Bias against or bias towards what r the meanings of these two terms ? Is bias against mean: u r against somebody b'coz of pre set mindset and bias towards mean: u r in the favor of it ?

    Would it be right to say : I have bias towards truth ? Means I'm inclined towards truth.
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    Re: Towards, against and bias!! Confusion!

    The first part is correct. But no one would say a bias towards the truth, a bias is only in subjective matters of opinion. To claim a bias toward the truth is like claiming superior argumentation or reasoning ability, along with superior knowledge, i.e. it stifles debate and dismisses others' rights to have their opinions.

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    Re: Towards, against and bias!! Confusion!

    "But no one would say a bias towards the truth, a bias is only in subjective matters of opinion."

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    konungursvia are you 100 % sure on this ? Because another English teacher in one forum told me it "may" be correct to say that but its usage is "rare". What you and other senior member say ?

    If you want I can share that link with you.

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    Re: Towards, against and bias!! Confusion!

    It's like saying "I have a bias towards always being right, and I notice you are not as right as often as I am." Also, debates are for opinions, not facts, and no one can claim a superior opinion, or a more truthful one.

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    Re: Towards, against and bias!! Confusion!

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    "But no one would say a bias towards the truth, a bias is only in subjective matters of opinion."

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    konungursvia are you 100 % sure on this ? Because another English teacher in one forum told me it "may" be correct to say that but its usage is "rare". What you and other senior member say ?

    If you want I can share that link with you.
    You are mixing two questions. Konungursvia's answer was about whether you could be biased towards truth and not whether it was a countable or uncountable noun. The teacher in the other forum was answering about whether the noun bias was countable or uncountable.

    In one of your posts in the other forum I notice that you say 'uncountable singular noun', which is inaccurate; uncountable cannot be counted- we cannot say 1 or use the indefinite article with them.

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